Do all the things like ++ or -- rants, post your own rants, comment on others' rants and build your customized dev avatarSign Up
From the creators of devRant, Pipeless lets you power real-time personalized recommendations and activity feeds using a simple APILearn More
aviophile497755dYou are unlucky. I also don’t like to talk people with heavy Indian accent. It is impossible to get past that accent.
thebiochemic91355di remember having something like that in our company.
So we worked with some indian developers and were attending meetings. The problem was their accent, which was so bad, that my colleagues had trouble understanding them, which resulted in a lot of stuff being misunderstood. The solution to that was just seize communication via call/video and only communicate via text channels.
Ended up clearing up the projects structure and slashed bug reports by half.
Hazarth662155dI know a guy who has accent in text too. writes "ze" instead of "the" consistently
Edit: Took me a couple of seconds to understand him even over text
Oktokolo832354dIf voice fails, text is the way to go. It may or may not suck depending on communication discipline.
But if you and your colleague can stand repeating stuff over and over and practicing together, then the pronounciation might get better. Anatomically all healthy humans can make the sounds of all human languages. So theoretically, everyone can get good at pronouncing any language with enough training. But it probably is as hard for a Chinese to pronounce English (no matter which one) properly, as it is for a native speaker of a germanic language (like one of the English dialects) to do the same with Chinese.
Learning Chinese also is an obvious option. And depending on how the US gunboat diplomacy evolves further, it might become mandatory to do so for everyone wanting to do international business anyways...
vintprox458253dText communication is unequivocal, more audit-friendly, and doesn't require you to beat whatever they say in head. It is so much better to avoid playing memorizing puzzles on the job.
Requesting a transcript is not making you guilty - it leverages a written discipline and prevents more people in your circle from making assumptions, including yourself.
(for record) Today I learnt some new words,
The actual word - how it pronounced in China
Flutter - Farttah
Xamarin - submarine
Developer - devalapah
Code - coh
XCode - X-C-Coh
Visual studio - viso studio
GitHub - gi-bub
Android - An-join
AK - ah-ka
Server - surbur
Task - tests
So far these are all I got. Took me weeks to understand.